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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...) - Page 1279post #19171 of 483123/22/13 at 10:11ampost #19172 of 483123/22/13 at 11:22ampost #19173 of 483123/22/13 at 11:33am
ill PM my paypal info so that this easy fix can be applied.Quote:Originally Posted by Flake
Almost wore mine today but at the last minute picked this instead: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
cant fault you there.post #19174 of 483123/22/13 at 1:43pmpost #19175 of 483123/22/13 at 1:50pmpost #19176 of 483123/22/13 at 1:53pmpost #19177 of 483123/22/13 at 2:00pm
New shoes for the Speedy 9300. Worn on the bracelet since day one, I decided to try it out on a strap. I dug through the strap drawer and found a nice Camille Fournet in semi-glosse black gator, but thought it looked a touch too formal on this sporty watch. So I tried this matte medium brown TWB croc instead:post #19178 of 483123/22/13 at 2:09pmpost #19179 of 483123/22/13 at 2:22pmQuote:
Here are a few photos of mine.
P. S. Also if you're just looking for rectangular watch and not necessarily a Tank the JLC Reverso offers many great options.
Edited by Dino944 - 3/22/13 at 2:55pmpost #19180 of 483123/22/13 at 2:41pmI was killing time the other day (no pun intended) and walked into a local watch dealer/jeweler, and had a browse around the store. After looking at various and sundry watches, I ended up in the JLC section of the shop. While some of the Master's caught my eye.. I spent some time with the associate and then as we started talking about, and looking at the Reverso, all of the sudden, I had an epiphany.. I don't know how long ago (a few weeks?) that Apropos and others started chiming in with Reverso's and then threads with the enamel-work started propagating.. Didn't get it at the time.
Now I get it. And now I am thinking about it a lot. Seems like if you go with a Stainless model, it's not totally unthinkable to have the enamel-work could get up 70-80% of the cost of the base watch you are applying it to?..
So how does one start? I'm not sure what I'd want on the back, but love the artisanship and unique nature that this watch would have, and might be a good item to use as a goal/acheivement reward for myself..
What was the experience like, for anyone who went through the custom design process? I don't think I want something as basic as monogram, or single colored shield, or maps, that are on the JLC build it yourself site.. Come up with artwork and then submit, and they quote you a price? Do you have to have it photo ready? Do you proof it? Is it really around $5-7000 for the custom work?
What Reverso would you lean to? Kind of like the Grand Reverso Calendar? (I'm also a little ignorant as to which of the Reverso's don't allow customization - other than the duetto's)
Maybe I'm over my head here, but I love the whole art-deco - unique aspect of this..post #19181 of 483123/22/13 at 3:11pmpost #19182 of 483123/22/13 at 4:01pmQuote:+ 1.
There are some great looking Speedys here on SF. It's definitely a watch that looks great on a bracelet or a strap.Quote:
Thanks Roger. It's one of my favorite watches. IMHO its a watch that shows how simplicity in design can be beautiful and relevant even nearly 100 years after it was introduced.post #19183 of 483123/22/13 at 4:32pmpost #19184 of 483123/22/13 at 5:15pmHi Ron,
It was released originally in 1917. Mine is from 2008, it its slightly larger than the original.
IMHO the IIII vs. IV is mainly about spacial relation and helps create a sense of balance.
Edited by Dino944 - 3/22/13 at 6:53pmpost #19185 of 483123/22/13 at 5:59pmThank you all for your nice comments about my choice of a speed master as a first watch. I absolutely love watches, but good ones cost a little more of course
I'll get a leather strap at some point; maybe a black first.
BTW, it has a nice display back
Does anyone else live in Asia, or Japan? I'm thinking leather straps in 40C heat and humidity might not be a great idea!
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